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by Administrator
Wed May 20, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Peer Connect
Replies: 2
Views: 10445

Peer Connect

Peer Connect is a program that anyone can take advantage of when contacting the HelpLine. Is there a specific type of person that may benefit from Peer connect over others? Possibly. Callers who have sought help before and have been to GA or received counseling and just want to get back on track aga...
by Administrator
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: 18th Annual Conference–May 14-15
Replies: 0
Views: 6042

18th Annual Conference–May 14-15

On May 14th and 15th 2015, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling will host it’s 18th annual statewide conference entitled “Compulsive Gambling Awareness, Prevention and Treatment: Connecting the Dots”. This conference brings together, some of the premier nationwide professionals in the problem ...
by Administrator
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Replies: 0
Views: 5914

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. This grassroots campaign is held all over the Country and aims to educate the public about problem gambling and the effects it has on individuals and society as a whole. This year, the theme is problem gambling as a public health issue, with an awareness ca...
by Administrator
Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Financial Problems-Handling the Burden
Replies: 0
Views: 6305

Financial Problems-Handling the Burden

It goes without saying that financial problems are a significant negative affectation of problem and compulsive gambling. Savings accounts are drained, credit cards are maxed out and household bills sit unpaid for months at a time. This all too familiar situation could be the toughest thing the gamb...
by Administrator
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: GA/Gam-Anon-More Than a Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 6588

GA/Gam-Anon-More Than a Meeting

For gamblers and loved ones alike, the most popular resource to take advantage of is Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon. These programs have been the staple for many years and have helped thousands of individuals who have been affected by gambling. These are 12 step programs based on the traditions of ...
by Administrator
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Holidays, Stress and Recovery
Replies: 0
Views: 6139

Holidays, Stress and Recovery

The Holiday Season is upon us. Gifts are being wrapped and placed under the tree; lights and decorations are being put up and fireplaces are being lit to keep everyone warm. This is also a dangerous time of year for those in recovery or for those who have a gambling problem. The holidays can bring a...
by Administrator
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Sports Wagering-Not Just a Game
Replies: 0
Views: 6337

Sports Wagering-Not Just a Game

As college football, professional football, and professional basketball are in full swing, the FCCG wants to remind fans that you can enjoy the game without placing a bet on the outcome. This is the time of the year when weekly office pools are prevalent in the workplace and although illegal, are of...
by Administrator
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Gambling Addiction and Crime
Replies: 0
Views: 6728

Gambling Addiction and Crime

The FCCG strives to educate the public on gambling addiction and the negative consequences that come along with it. One of these ills is illegal activity. Sometimes compulsive gamblers will do things that are atypical of their normal behavior to finance their addiction. It may start out by writing b...
by Administrator
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Compulsive Gambling and Suicide
Replies: 0
Views: 6351

Compulsive Gambling and Suicide

The dark side of compulsive gambling isn't only about financial woes and broken relationships. A well known fact to those that are in the area of problem and compulsive gambling is that the suicide rate is alarmingly high. In fact, compulsive gamblers have the highest rate of suicide among any addic...
by Administrator
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: FCCG Educational Programs
Replies: 0
Views: 6341

FCCG Educational Programs

It’s back to school time for most children and young adults. The Florida Council on Compulsive offers a wide array of educational programs for students of all ages from the Smart Choices program which is geared towards 1st-5th graders to Middle and High School and College aged individuals. The FCCG ...
by Administrator
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Help is Just a Text Away!
Replies: 0
Views: 6687

Help is Just a Text Away!

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling has added a texting option to its array of ways people can receive help or information in regards to problem and compulsive gambling. With already having the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine, email at fccg@gamblinghelp.org, a live chat feature, forums and social media...
by Administrator
Thu May 29, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Latino/Hispanic Callers
Replies: 0
Views: 7112

Latino/Hispanic Callers

According to the 2012 Census Data, Florida has a 23.2% Latino/Hispanic population which is far above the national average of 16.9%. Knowing these facts, the FCCG has made efforts through the years to reach out to Latino/Hispanics to ensure that this population is properly represented in the form of ...
by Administrator
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: A Chance for Change
Replies: 0
Views: 6571

A Chance for Change

The FCCG offers a series of workbooks to those interested. These books are called A Chance for Change. The books are designed to assist the gambler or loved one in several areas eventually providing them with a path to a gambling free life. From the basics of helping the gambler determine if they ha...
by Administrator
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Replies: 0
Views: 6955

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

The FCCG is proud to be a supporter of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). This grassroots campaign is designed to educate people about problem gambling and help them avoid possible pitfalls which can lead to devastating consequences in their lives. Nearly 90% of Floridians have partic...
by Administrator
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Recovery–Your Number One Priority
Replies: 0
Views: 47408

Recovery–Your Number One Priority

Recovery takes on many shapes and forms depending on the individual. While for some, a 12 step program may work, others may need professional counseling, alternative support groups, faith based programs or a combination of multiple things. It is important for individuals, whether they are the gamble...